El Vado Auto Court

Title: El Vado Auto Court

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Subject: Vintage Neon Motel Sign on Route 66

Sizes: 8"x12" to 24"x36" (HxW)

Orientation: Landscape

Aspect Ratio: 2:3  


When it opened in 1937, El Vado was one of New Mexico's first motels to greet Route 66 travelers. The building was cited as one of the best examples of pre-World War II motels in New Mexico and it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. The site had been closed and fenced off for years but after a full restoration the motel is now open to the public.

El Vado Auto Court